NYSBR: The State of Space in a New York State of Mind

June 15, 2022 12:00 pm ET

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The New York Space Business Roundtable Presents:

The State of Space in a New York State of Mind

Part III of the Series Featuring Countries & Regions of Interest

Billy Joel was in a New York State of mind and he made the world want to be here in it too. Today the commercial space industry would LIKE to be in a New York space of mind. Or would it? States like Florida, Texas and Virginia are all beginning to attract investment and investors to the rich space and satellite ecosystems that they have built by bringing together universities, local governments and innovators of all kinds to plan for the new gold and explore the millions of opportunities of the new frontier. It’s serious business. And New York has the ways and means. But does it have the vision and the political intelligence? We’ll find out in this Roundtable. We’ll be getting real with Wall Street and the State of New York about why it is that the state which built the Erie Canal and the Empire State Building is not the state where space is flying.

Hosts Joe Fargnoli (NYSA) and Lou Zacharilla (SSPI) are joined by guests:

  • Vinnie Esposito, Empire State Development Finger Lakes Regional Director
  • Evan Lerner, Co-founder and Director, Empire Space
  • Jason Rainbow, Senior Staff Writer, SpaceNews
  • Will Porteus, General Partner and COO, RRE Ventures
  • Debra Werner, Silicon Valley Correspondent, SpaceNews

Company: NYSBR

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